The Edible Bracket 2011

Last year's winners of the MNCAAPG Best Bracket contest are back. This March Madness season, we will be documenting foods associated with the competing schools. Consider it March Madness, Top Chef Edition.

Penn State Nittany Lions (State College, PA): S’Mores

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Were s’mores invented in Pennsylvania?  Maybe not.  But they’ve certainly become associated with the state, given that Hershey bars—born and bred just down the road from Penn State—break into the perfect sizes to fit onto graham crackers.

We had a hard time getting golden brown marshmallows, given our lack of an open flame, but we did the best we could on on stovetop.

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S’Mores

1 marshmallow

1 graham cracker, broken in half

2 pieces of Hershey chocolate

Place pieces of chocolate on top of half a graham cracker.  Place toasted marshmallow over chocolate.  Press second half of graham cracker on top.